Studies of the Americas

A New Chapter in US-Cuba Relations

Social, Political, and Economic Implications

Editors: Hershberg, Eric, LeoGrande, William M. (Eds.)

  • Provides the first thorough exploration of the implications of the diplomatic rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, both inside Cuba and internationallyDigs beneath the headlines of a rapidly unfolding story to assess the deeper social, economic, and political forces and their implications for Cuba, the United States, and Latin America
  • Brings together contributions from leading economists, political scientists, sociologists, and cultural studies scholars who are noted for their expertise on Cuba and Cuba-US relations 
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This book explores the diverse consequences of Presidents Obama and Castro brokering a rapprochement between the United States and Cuba after more than half a century of estrangement. Economic, political, social, and cultural dynamics are analyzed in accessible fashion by leading experts from Cuba, the United States, Europe, and Latin America. What opportunities arise through the opening of diplomatic relations, and what issues may be obstacles to normalization? What are the implications for the Cuban economy, for its political system, and for ties with members of the Cuban diaspora? What are the implications for US relations elsewhere in Latin America? This up-to-date account addresses these and other questions about this new direction in US-Cuban relations.   

About the authors

Eric Hershberg is Professor of Government and Director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University, USA. He has written widely on US-Latin American relations and on comparative politics of Latin America.
William M. LeoGrande is Professor of Government and Dean Emeritus of the School of Public Affairs at American University, USA. A noted authority on Cuban politics and U.S. Cuban relations, he is co-author, with Peter Kornbluh, of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana (2015), and author of Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992 (1998).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: US-Cuba Diplomatic Rapprochement and Washington’s Relations with Latin America

    Hershberg, Eric

    Pages 1-13

  • Establishing, Not Restoring, Normal Relations between the United States and Cuba

    Brenner, Philip

    Pages 15-25

  • Cuba-US: The December 17 Agreement in the Rationale of Asymmetric Relations

    Lopez-Levy, Arturo

    Pages 27-40

  • A Südpolitik from Washington: How Much of Europe’s Ostpolitik Is There in the Current US-Cuban Détente?

    Hoffmann, Bert

    Pages 41-51

  • The End of the Bogeyman: The Political Repercussions of the US-Cuban Rapprochement

    LeoGrande, William M.

    Pages 53-65

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A New Chapter in US-Cuba Relations
Book Subtitle
Social, Political, and Economic Implications
Editors
  • Eric Hershberg
  • William M. LeoGrande
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29595-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29595-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29594-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-31151-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 205
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